Fall 2013 Fellows
Andrea Charise received her PhD from the Department of English at the University of Toronto where, over the course of her degree, she also participated in the transdisciplinary research program “Health Care, Technologies, and Place.” Her doctoral dissertation (“‘Time’s feeble children’: Old Age and the Nineteenth-Century Longevity Narrative, 1793-1901”) examined how nineteenth-century British novelists sought to represent old age in the wake of acute challenges to traditional models of lifespan and life course narratives.
Ann Perreau, an assistant professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Augustana College, studies sound localization abilities in individuals with hearing loss. Currently she is conducting a study on the ability of individuals with mild-moderate hearing loss to use the acoustic cues provided by hearing aids to aid in their front-back localization of sounds. Current hearing aid devices do not often preserve important auditory cues for accurate sound localization. This study is aimed to determine the extent to which these cues may be disrupted.
Jacki Thompson Rand is an associate professor in the History Department and co-directs the American Indian and Native Studies Programs. Her courses focus on federal Indian law and policy, museums and memory, and public history. Her current research focuses on violence against Native women in the context of a southeastern American Indian community.
Johna Leddy is Associate Professor of Chemistry. Her general research area is electrochemistry, with more specific interests in electrocatalysis and electrochemical power sources. Introduction of micromagnets to electrode surfaces increases rates of electron transfers, which is of fundamental and practical interest. The Leddy group holds numerous patents on magnetoelectrocatalysis to improve performance of batteries, fuel cells, photoelectrochemical hydrogen generators, and dye-sensitized solar cells.